It’s been well over a year since I started working for VICSEG New Futures. During this time most of the staff were working from home except for a few staff at the office, so my interaction was limited to these people only.
Slowly everyone started coming back to office once the lockdown restrictions were eased. This helped me to remember the names of every individual slowly and not all at once.
Even now, almost everyone is working from home, and it seems normal to work remotely rather than coming to office. The desks are empty which a bit sad to see.
I don’t think that there were any big challenges in work life, as I started working in the lockdown and now it seems normal. But it’s challenging to stay home on weekends without having any fun outside with family and friends — especially when it comes to birthday celebrations. I missed my brother’s wedding who is the only sibling I have, which was sad for the whole family. Also, being a first time parent with no support made it hard to manage the work life balance. However the VICSEG family is very supportive and helped me, and I think all of us in this pandemic. Without their support we would not have achieved our goals.
Nowadays I am mostly sitting alone working in Building 3 and I feel very lonely. I am looking forward for some company after this lockdown and want to hear that it’s been really a busy day and seeing happy faces on Fridays.
Once lockdown is over I will visit Punjab, my homeland. Even though I am eager to see my parents, I am more curious to see how my son Himmat will react meeting his grandparents and uncle/aunts for the first time. For him, they are probably some imaginative characters on the phone who video call. Himmat is also the first grandchild to my parents and to my wife’s parents and they are missing his cute little actions at this tender age. I would like and want to spend maximum time with my family.
Inderpreet — Multimedia Specialist